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Can I fit 255 40 18s with 9.5 et35 rims on the rear of an R33 GTST without arch mods?
What about fitting 9.5 et35 rims on the front with 235 40 18s?

Anyone have any experience of this?

Cheers Dean
 

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The rears yes and i also think your be ok with the fronts.
 

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Can I fit 255 40 18s with 9.5 et35 rims on the rear of an R33 GTST without arch mods?
What about fitting 9.5 et35 rims on the front with 235 40 18s?

Anyone have any experience of this?

Cheers Dean
Just beware that the rolling radius of that size of rear tyre is bigger than stock, therefore your speedo will read slow. To keep the same rolling radius you should go for 265/35/x18.
 

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My reasons for going for a 40 profile are to help with handling and comfort a little over a 35 profile.
The main reason for asking is that I really don't want to roll my arches.
Thanks for the info.

Dean
 

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I've decided to go for 255/35s on the back,but still not entirely sure if I can get 9.5 wide ultralites (nurburgring or hikari) on the front with 235/40s. Anyone done this?

I tried my rear 17x9 et38 Enkei NT03 with its 235/45/17 on the front with a 5mm spacer and it was fine except on absolute full lock when it caught on the suspension. It was nearly at the outer edge of the wheel arch.
 

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I have 235 x 40 x 18's, ET35 on the front with no problems but rims are 8.5..

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to give you an idea
9.5 et35 rims on the front will even be 8.35 mm closer to your suspension than the 9 et 38 with a 5mm spacer
 

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Thanks for the help, Hi5, you say you "had" 9.5's on the front, did you take em off because of problems?

It's looking like I had better get sensible and go for 8.5 fronts
 

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I'd play safe and go for 8.5 all round, that's what I did having worked out that I'd not be able to safely fit tyres bigger than 8.5's would take anyway.

I went for 18 x 8.5 x ET35 all round, with 255 x 40 rears & 235 x 40 fronts, with hindsight I'd have gone for 35's on the rear but like you was tying to retain a little comfort. I've now decided that next time around I'll go for 35's on the rear for two reasons, it won't affect the ride as much as the fronts do and the speedo will be close to bang on, and with the 8.5's no fouling and a small margin for error and or future suspension adjustments.

Aitch
 
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